Astrological Indicators for Sleep Issues
Hello Forum Members,
What are the astrological indicators for assessing someone's sleep?
Here is what I believe to be true:
Look primarily at the D-30 chart.
12th house/cusp and pisces and planets influencing the 12th house/cusp. Seems like cruel planets influencing the 12th house/cusp can disrupt sleep.
Moon as the lord of the night as well as the moons son, Mercury.
Mars as the karaka for the Nervous System.
Perhaps Venus as Venus can represent relaxation/rejuvenation?
I have sleep issues for the past 8 years. My Jupiter is in bad avasthas in Virgo, so ether issues from the planet and the rasi. My Mars is not great either. Excessive ether drains earth and the destroys water, basically my nervous system is undernourished due to lack of good digestion probably linked to the liver ruled by Jupiter. I have heard from other astrologers in this forum and seen for myself that rasi is primary, d30 is secondary.
I asked this question years ago and Ernst replied like any pathology can cause sleep disturbance if I remember it right as any physical or emotional trouble capable to disturb our sleep
Should also mention Su rules the Pineal Gland which secretes Melatonin...Another indicator.
Sleep issues can be complex like you said Amit, many issues can contribute.
I havn't done enough research to see whether Rashi or D-30 should be emphasized more. However in the Medical Astro course, Ernst tends to emphasize the D-30 chart more (though in the case of Cognitive/sense issues he also emphasized the Rashi chart.)
What governs the pineal gland? Many decades ago, when I examined chronic headaches, discovered that I had an unusually large pineal gland. The doctor didn't want to scare me, but said I needed to start looking into the tumor right away. There was no tumor, everything was innate.
I slept very little at that time. I had sleep every 3 days and for a maximum of 3-4 hours and so on for years. Very superficial sleep, it was more lying down.
It was tough. I studied at University before that period, and even then it was pretty bad. I wrote my diploma thesis in 7.5 days without sleeping for a second. After that, I slept for 18 hours, which was unprecedented for me.